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AfroTaino Presents Daymé Arocena

AfroTaino Productions is a Philadelphia-based concert and events presenter/producer and marketing firm with a goal of sharing the vibrant world of global arts with local audiences and organizations. With 11 years under their belts they have collaborated with organizations like the National Council of La Raza, Mural Arts Program, National Public   Read More....

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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

  On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
Kenny Barron

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.